Misson & Values

Learn more about The 3-18 Education Trust

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Our Vision

To ensure every individual is in a great school.

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Our Mission

To celebrate the diverse nature, culture and identity of our individual schools, whilst collaborating and enjoying the benefit of the team.

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Our Values

Compassionate: to show care and understanding towards others
Accomplished: to provide high quality education and training for all
Resilient: to be solution focused and able to intelligently manage challenges

Our journey so far!

Our journey began

We began with the conversion of The Priory School, Shrewsbury to academy status on the 1st June 2012. We have always enjoyed collaborating with schools both in our Trust and beyond as a training provider, offering professional development opportunities for all staff and raising standards through school-to-school support.

1st June 2012

Became a Multi Academy Trust (MAT)

we built on our network of schools and became a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) with all schools being equal partners in the growth of the Trust. This enabled us to develop a strong central team with expertise in the quality of education, school improvement, governance, finance, human resources, information technology, buildings and estate management. Our central team is small and efficient and provides a cost-effective support network for schools ensuring as much finance as possible is targeted at the children in each setting.


St Martins 3-16 School

After undertaking the due diligence process, St Martins 3-16 School joined the Trust on September 1st, 2016. St Martins is an all through school in the heart of its community.

September 2016

Coleham Primary School

In July 2017, the Trust was delighted to welcome Coleham Primary School, a wonderful primary school in central Shrewsbury, to its family.

July 2017

Thomas Adams School

In March 2020, the Trust welcomed Thomas Adams School, a co-educational community school, sixth form and boarding house in the centre of Wem.

March 2020

William Brookes School

In April 2021, the Trust welcomed William Brookes School and Sixth Form located in Much Wenlock. William Brookes is the only Coubertin school in Great Britain and value the rich history of Olympian traditions.

April 2021

Held our first Trust wide conference

we held our first Trust wide conference with all staff from all schools represented and established our MAT Development Group comprising of all Headteachers and representatives from the central team. It is this group that defined our Trust Strategic Plan and which meets regularly to review our progress in each key area.

September 2022

Much Wenlock Primary

In Aril 2023, the Trust welcomed Much Wenlock Primary school and Nursery. The school sits at the heart of a wonderful community and prides itself on being responsive to the families they serve.

April 2023

Bowbrook Primary School

In September 2023 Bowbrook Primary School opens its doors for the first time. As a new build school Bowbrook will forge strong links in the local area and become a valued member of the local community.

September 2023

Bridgnorth Endowed School

Also in September 2023, Bridgnorth Endowed School became part of our family of schools extending the Trust to the south of Shropshire.

September 2023

The 3-18 Education Trust Conference, Telford International Centre

We held our second Trust conference at Telford International Centre and invited all staff and governors to the event. This was a real celebration of the bringing together of expertise from across the Trust education phases. With more than 700 attendees this made for a spectacular event and created numerous opportunities for networking and development.

October 2023

Hodnet Primary School

Hodnet Primary School joined our Trust on 1st February 2024 taking the number of Primary schools in the Trust to 5.  Hodnet brings with it a wide range of expertise and is a brilliant addition to the team.

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